I have been compensated by Sundown Naturals® and Pollinate Media Group for this post as part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sundown Naturals® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GoodnessGiveaway #sharethegoodness http://my-disclosur.es/OBstV

After you become a mom you tend to put yourself on the backburner. You are constantly worrying about taking care of the baby or your home but what about taking care of yourself? We often forgot how important it is to be mentally and physically in shape for ourselves. When you feel good it makes taking care of everything and everyone else that much easier. Here are 5 tip for maintaining a healthier you:

  1. ME time! – Sounds simply enough right?? Wrong. Most of us, especially parents, don’t take enough time out during the week to do something for ourselves. The daily grind can really wear us down so make sure to schedule that massage, head to Starbucks to have a coffee and read your favorite book or hire a sitter for a fun date night.
  2. Stay hydrated with water – Staying hydrated with water is key to maintaining good health. Being dehydrated affects your skin, your kidneys and causes you to feel down and tired. Drinking water safety detoxes your body and gives you natural energy which is so important when constantly on the go.
  3. Taking vitamins daily – When I stopped breastfeeding I also stopped taking my prenatal vitamins and I instantly noticed a change. I knew I had to incorporate a multivitamin back into my daily routine. While picking up a few things at Walmart, I ended up discovering Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummies Vitamins. Sundown Naturals® are free of gluten, dairy and artificial flavors◊. I started taking the Women’s Multivitamin with Biotin. These gummies are filled with essential vitamins and minerals and support healthy hair, skin and nails. I also purchased the Melatonin Gummies which help support sound and quality sleep. Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummies have a really good taste to them and don’t have that weird aftertaste, after having these I can never go back to the traditional type of vitamins. If you’re interested in trying these gummies for yourself then enter the Goodness Giveaway Sweepstakes today! Head into Walmart and purchase at least 1 Sundown Naturals® vitamin product for a chance to win weekly prize packages and a grand prize! Every week, one winner will be selected to choose from 1 of 4 prize packs – Yogi Pack, Fitness Pack, Foodie Pack, or a $100 Walmart Gift Card. Simply upload a picture of your receipt here and you are entered for a chance to win some incredible prizes now through 11/1!fullsizerenderimg_5505img_5863img_5881
  4. Relaxation & Rest – Stress can literally wreak havoc on your life! Remember to breathe and step outside for 5 minutes if you need to. Also try to maximize your sleep every night. The better nights rest you get the more refreshed and productive you will be the next day.
  5. Exercise – If you’re anything like me, the thought of working out makes you a little sad on the inside. It’s so hard for me to really get into a good routine BUT once I do (and once you start to) you feel so good about yourself. Exercise controls your weight, improves your mood, boosts energy and all around keeps your mind and body healthier. Remember that you don’t need to spend hours upon hours at the gym to achieve this. If all you have is 15 minutes, head outside and take a brisk stroll around your neighborhood. Something as simple and easy as that promotes better health.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ◊Applies to all products manufactured after 5/1/15. Please check back of label as manufacture dates may vary.

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with AstraZeneca and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

October is National RSV Awareness Month. 

What is RSV?

RSV is a common seasonal virus that typically occurs between November and March in the US and is the leading cause of hospitalization for babies in their first year of life. Premature babies are particularly at risk for developing severe RSV disease due to their underdeveloped lungs. Nearly 100% of infants will contract RSV by the age of 2. 


RSV is something I am all too familiar with. This past March, at the tender age of 6 months, my son ended up getting it. As a first time mom I always made sure to be extra precautious when out with him and I carried, as well as used, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes like it was my second job. Letting my guard down just ONE time is what ultimately led to him getting sick. The weather that day was beautiful and I decided to head to the park to stroll around just so we both could get some fresh air. I ended up passing by the newly renovated kids park and thought it was about time he got to try out the swings. He laughed and smiled so big while on them and we truly had such a great time. A few days later I noticed he just wasn’t himself. He wasn’t very active, had a runny nose and had a slight fever. Within 24 hours of noticing those signs, I also noticed his breathing was different and his fever spiked. When I brought him to the pediatrician he was diagnosed with RSV and we were given a nebulizer to treat him. I drove myself nuts upon returning home retracing my steps and trying to figure out who he was around that could of passed this on to him when it hit me — THE PARK! I was so in the moment that day I never wiped down the swing (ok, I know that might be extra but I still feel like I should have done that) or his hands when he got off. I have a ton of pictures and videos of him on the swing and his hands are in his mouth the whole time! I felt so defeated as a Mom at that point but my main concern was getting him better. I knew RSV was not your typical cold but as a first time mom, all of this was new to me. The next day it was even worse and we ended up having to take him to the hospital. He was having a tough time breathing since he was so stuffy which basically led to him to not wanting any fluids and I feared he would end up dehydrated. Seeing him in that mini hospital gown and watching what he was going through was so heartbreaking but it was a relief when we got the OK to go home. I had to monitor him closely for the next few days and it was such a great feeling once he was back to himself.



I wanted to share my experience with RSV because any child can catch it – even those who have a mom, like me, who is extra when it comes to trying to keep their child germ free.

Now that you know what RSV is, let’s talk about the signs as well as some ways you can help prevent RSV. Babies lungs are fragile and it’s important us parents know how to keep our little ones safe this season. Severe RSV disease can cause up to 125K infant hospitalizations and around 200 infant deaths in the US each year. 

What are the signs of RSV?

-coughing or wheezing that does not stop

-troubled breathing / gasping for breathe

-fever over 100.4

-bluish color around mouth and fingernails

– spread out nostrils or caved in chest when breathing

*Please call your baby’s healthcare provider if you see these symptoms of RSV

How do I prevent RSV?

RSV disease is spread just as easily as the flu. Sneezing, coughing and toughing are all examples of ways RSV can put your infant in risk.

 -Wash your hands throughly before holding your baby and make sure others do the same

-Keep your young baby away from large crowds, young children and people with colds

-Wash your baby’s toys, bedding and clothing often -Don’t let anyone smoke around your baby. Tobacco irritates babies airways and can affect the growth of their lungs.  

*There isn’t a cure for RSV diesease but there are measures you can take to prevent it.

Visit http://bit.ly/RSVProtection to learn more about RSV disease and how to help keep your child healthy this RSV season! #LittleLungs #RSVAwarenessMonth


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so we should all be thinking PINK!

Here’s some items that when you purchase them this month, will help support the cause.


  1. Ralph Lauren Tender Romance ($96) – To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ralph Lauren Fragrances is proud to anniversary its Pink Pony campaign with the sales of best-selling TENDER ROMANCE. Packaged with a signature pink ribbon to herald the cause, 100% of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Fund, a worldwide initiative to fight against Breast Cancer, which supports programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.
  2. Teleflora’s Pink Grace Bouquet ($55+) – Celebrate a fabulous woman in your life with a beautiful mixed bouquet featuring pink roses and arranged in a perky pink cube. She’ll be thrilled with this charmingly feminine gift – and touched by your thoughtfulness because it is also a gift for others! Send this featured bouquet and Teleflora will donate 15% of the purchase price to support the vital work of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
  3. Sabres pepper spray with Pink Ribbons ($10) – Purchase a product that not only can keep you safe but also supports an amazing charity. Proceeds benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation (over $1.25 million donated so far!)
  4. Clinique Moisturizing Lotion+ ($38) – This set features a limited-edition jumbo size Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ paired with a pink BCA key ring. $10 from each sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to finding a cure in our lifetime.
  5. Carbon 38 Audrey Leggings ($98) – Pink is so much more than just a color when it comes to these ombre leggings. Exclusively designed and named in loving memory of a Carbon38 family member, $10 of the proceeds from each pair of leggings sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, helping to find a cure.
  6. Alex + Ani Spiral Sun Charm Bangle ($38) – Change is constant. It is ongoing and rhythmic. The spiral reminds us to go with the flow and accept where life carries us. Feel the sun’s warmth, nourishing as it shines upon us, and receive its vital force. ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price* from each Spiral Sun Charm sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Fall is officially here! As much as I love the summer and hot weather, my skin is thankful for cooler temperatures. As I’m sure you guys know, your skin can change with each season. These were my favorite, go to products this summer – all of which are still in my current Fall makeup lineup!


1. TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($5) – I am OBSESSED with this dry shampoo and I use it way more than I would like to admit to. It doesn’t leave any white reside behind like many other dry shampoos do, leaves your hair smelling fresh and also gives your hair some life.

2. Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil + Glitter Eye Shadow Duo in Gold ($25) – This eyeshadow duo is foul proof. Liquid on one side + glitter on the other. You can go from a day to night look in just 1 swipe!

3. Shea Moisture Lucious Lipstick in Tea Rose +Nectar ($10) – These were the summer shades I always went for. The formula is super creamy causing the lipstick to just glide on and best of all – they never feather.

4. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder ($38) – In my opinion, this is the best setting powder currently on the market and has been for quite some time now. It goes on so silky and blends effortlessly.

5. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($30) – So I’m not 100% committed to just 1 setting spray but I will say All Nighter is ONE of my favorites. My makeup stays in place from the time I leave my house until I return and the fact that they make a travel size one wins me over.

6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer ($28) – I started using this concealer a few months ago after hearing so much hype about it and it 100% lives up to it. The coverage is buildable yet light weight.

7. Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation ($43) – This was my go to foundation this summer when I was just hanging around the house and wanted to look put together but not do a face full of makeup. It’s super light and leaves you with a slight dewy finish.

8. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Powerless Foundation ($8) – When I find a product I love and that works, I stick to it. Therefore it took me some time to switch my foundation brands but O.M.G, best decision ever! This foundation is my holy grail. It is on par with so many designer brands that are much more expensive. It has great coverage and leaves your skin mattified and with a seamless finish.

9. Real Techniques Makeup Sponge ($7) – This is by far my favorite makeup sponge. It’s so much more affordable than the beauty blender and does just as good of a job. It’s very versatile and blends makeup effortless for a flawless finish.





While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Aveeno and #WeAllGrow Latina Network, all opinions expressed are my own.

Fall is finally here!

With every change of season my skin goes through a period where it’s all out of whack. I know a lot of you can relate so I wanted to share some of my top tips and products to keeping your skin balanced and radiant this Fall.

1. Water – When it comes to water you should follow the 8×8 rules. That’s eight 8 oz glasses of water per day. This keeps your skin hydrated, firmer and gives you the appearance of a natural glow.


2. Sleep – I’m a mom to a 1 year old so I know how hard this can be, especially when you have a kid that doesn’t sleep throughout the night. Getting the proper amount of sleep at night helps you prevent sleep deprivation which basically makes your skin look dull…. and let’s not forget those under eye bags. Lack of sleep can also cause stress which then can cause acne.

beautiful girl sleeps in the bedroom

3. Moisturize – Keeping your skin moisturized is such an important part of your daily skincare routine. I use AVEENO Yogurt Lotion and Body Wash daily to keep my skin nourished. I love how this collection incorporates natural ingredients such as yogurt, apricots, vanilla, honey and colloidal oats. Formulated with Active Naturals Oatmeal and nutrient-rich yogurt, this unique formula revitalizes and instantly saturates dry skin while leaving it feeling moisturized. It also contains essential vitamins, lactose, proteins, lactic acid and lipids found in yogurt to deliver a rich, nourishing experience.


4. Exfoliate – Your skin can become pretty flaky this time of year so you want to exfoliate your skin with a face or body scrub at least once a week. If you have sensitive skin, opt for something more gentle.

Three Jars of Beauty Care Products

5. Sunscreen – I’m not sure why people think you only need sunscreen in the summer but it’s important to use it all year round. The UV rays during this season are not as strong but they are during the summer months, but  none the less, they are there and can be harmful. Using sunscreen will help your skin from burning and can protect against premature wrinkling.

sunblock creams

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AVEENO. The opinions and text are all mine.